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Keto Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free)

These paleo and keto Air Fryer chicken tenders are like a "shake and bake copycat" -- just put the breading mix in a bag, add the chicken, shake, and air fry! Egg-free, grain-free, and dairy-free, you can have these easy and healthy chicken tenders on the table in 15 minutes!

CourseMain Course, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 297 kcal
Author Rebecca Hansen


  • 2poundsorganic boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 12.5 oz. bagsalted pork rinds
  • 1/4cupcoconut flour
  • 2teaspoonsseasoning mixsuch as Primal Kitchen's New Bae or my Season Anything Spice Mix
  • avocado oil spray


  1. Press the Preheat button on your Air Fryer.

  2. While it preheats, slice the chicken breast into strips or tenders.

  3. To a gallon-size zip-top bag, add the pork rinds, coconut flour, and seasoning. Crush the pork rinds in the bag so that it is a breadcrumb consistency.

  4. Place half of the chicken tenders in the bag with the breading.

  5. Close the bag, leaving some air in it, and shake, shake, shake!

  6. Lay the breaded chicken tenders in the Air Fryer in one layer.

  7. Lightly mist the chicken with avocado oil spray.

  8. Bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping and spraying the other side with avocado oil spray half-way through cooking.

  9. Repeat the breading and cooking with the remaining chicken tenders.

  10. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as BBQ, ranch dressing, buffalo wing sauce, or honey mustard!

Nutrition Facts
Keto Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free)
Amount Per Serving (5 tenders)
Calories 297Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1.7g11%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 741mg32%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 53g106%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.